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Bowel & bladder control issues

Bowel and bladder control issues are experienced by men and women of all ages. Whether your symptoms are due to muscle weakness or tension, post surgery or post partum, our highly skilled therapists are here to help. A physical therapist with advanced training in treating bowel and bladder control issues will conduct a complete exam and develop a personalized rehabilitation plan. Our goal is to help you regain the control and confidence you need to live your life to the fullest.

Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute works closely with your care provider to coordinate all of your care.

Common bowel & bladder control conditions treated:

  • Stress incontinence – leaking of urine with coughing, sneezing, exercising, bending or lifting
  • Urge incontinence – strong urges to urinate that are difficult or impossible to control
  • Mixed incontinence – a combination of stress and urge symptoms
  • Overflow incontinence – constant dampness or seepage with little or no awareness
  • Fecal incontinence – excessive passing of gas, loss of stool or staining on underclothes
  • Chronic constipation
  • Urinary frequency
  • Incontinence before or after prostate surgery
  • Incontinence after childbirth

Treatment may include:

  • Pelvic floor exercises including computerized feedback to be sure you are exercising correctly
  • Manual therapy techniques to reduce pelvic floor pain and tension
  • Self management techniques and lifestyle changes